Airbus A380 News

Emirates launches shortest A380 route, to Doha

Emirates launches shortest A380 route, to Doha

7 December 2016 Airline News

Emirates has launched the world’s shortest scheduled A380 service, flying a distance of 379 kilometres with a total travel time of one hour and 20 minutes from Dubai to Doha, and one hour ten minutes on the return journey. Outbound flight EK 841 departs Dubai at 07:45, arriving in Doha at 08:05. The return flight, EK 842, departs Doha at 09:50, arriving in Dubai at 12:00.

Emirates launches newly configured Airbus A380

Emirates launches newly configured Airbus A380

19 November 2016 Airline News

Emirates has begun taking delivery of its new generation Airbus A380 and Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The first of the new generation A380s was delivered this month as Emirates’ 85th A380. The first of its new generation Boeing 777-300ER aircraft is expected to be delivered later this month and will feature upgraded Business Class seats amongst other features.

Emirates moves to all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 fleet

Emirates moves to all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 fleet

11 November 2016 Airline News

In line with its vision to offer a superior passenger experience and improve environmental performance through a modern and state of the art wide-body aircraft fleet, Emirates has retired the last Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft in its fleet from active service. This makes Emirates the first and only airline in the world to operate a fleet of all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft for its passenger flights.

Singapore Airlines casts latest shadow over Airbus A380

Singapore Airlines casts latest shadow over Airbus A380

14 September 2016 Airline News

Singapore Airlines will not renew the lease on its first Airbus A380 casting a further shadow over the future of the world’s largest jumbo jet. The double-decker jet was launched in 2007, with Singapore Airlines the first customer. However, the carrier has decided not to renew its ten-year lease on the plane when it expires in 2017.

Emirates A380 touches down in LA and Vienna

Emirates A380 touches down in LA and Vienna

Emirates has launched its second daily A380 service from Dubai International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport. With this expanded schedule, Emirates is now able to serve nearly 1,000 passengers travelling to Los Angeles each day. Also on the same day Vienna joined the family of A380 scheduled destinations served by an Emirates A380.

Breaking Travel News investigates: Emirates Airbus A380 repainted in 15 days

Breaking Travel News investigates: Emirates Airbus A380 repainted in 15 days

30 June 2016 Focus

The Emirates Aircraft Appearance Centre, the world’s largest aircraft painting facility owned by an airline, has completely stripped and repainted 33 aircraft last year, or 13 per cent of the Emirates fleet, reports Phil Blizzard in Dubai. During the year, Emirates gave a fresh coat of paint to three Airbus A380s and 22 Boeing 777s, in addition to eight aircraft that were retired as a part of the airline’s strategy to operate a young, modern, and efficient aircraft fleet.